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Sports Reports: Black Swans named SA’s best rugby league club
Plus the latest in local speedway racing, golf and rifle shooting.
This post includes contributions from Dawn Matthews, MMS Media, Murray Bridge Golf Club and Daniel Irvine.
Black Swans named SA’s best rugby league club
A Murray Bridge-based rugby league club has been named NRL SA’s club of the year.
The Black Swans, a league club established by members of the Maori Evangelical Church, received the award late last month.
The club is one of five which competes in NRL SA’s metro competition, the top-level of competition for men in South Australia.
Luke Dillon wins the Battle of the Bridge
Luke Dillon has been declared the winner of the opening Sprintcars SA event of the season at the Murray Bridge Speedway.
A last-lap incident between Joel Heinrich and Chad Ely bought the red lights on, but fortunately for Dillon, he had officially crossed the line just prior to the incident, therefore ending the race.
In fact, Dillon was the only driver to complete the 30-lap journey due to the red light, with Ryan Jones and Mount Gambier’s Scott Enderl completing the podium.
Read more: www.facebook.com/MurrayBridgeSpeedway.
Andrew Meddle medals at the golf club
In perfect golfing conditions, quality local A-grader Andrew Meddle stormed to victory over a massive 132 other competitors in a stroke competition at Murray Bridge Golf Club on the weekend.
Amassing a two-over-the-card 70 off the stick, nett 63, he edged out B-grader Paul “Chainsaw” McCulloch on a countback.
Justice was served, however, as Meddle’s chip for birdie from the thick grass at the back of the 18th green seemed hole-bound all the way before cruelly lipping out.
Not to worry – his wedge survived its sudden violent journey to the ground and there were no lip-readers in the vicinity to decipher his description of the unfortunate miss.
Read more: murraybridgegolfclub.com.au.
Robert Paech is pick of the bunch on the rifle range
Another pleasant and sunny awaited shooters this past Saturday at Monarto as the Murray Bridge Rifle Club competed from 600 metres.
The breeze was gentle but varied, and several shooters struggled to get a good read on it as the flags didn’t always agree with the mirage and at times didn’t even agree with each other.
Top of the range for the day, and clearly not having problems with only one off, was Robert Paech in TR, whose second-round 50.05 was the only possible of the day.
Read more: www.facebook.com/mbrifleclub.
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